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COSMETICS
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COLOR CHANGES

Hair and nails, just as the skin, can turn various colors, depending upon a variety of internal or external factors.  Some examples follow:
 
Blue Ingestion of dapsone to excess – methemoglobinemia Ingestion of minocycline to excess Ingestion of silver salts turning the skin slate-gray – argyria Brown Escherichia coli infection of the nails Nicotine stains of the skin Green
 
Copper sulfate in swimming pool water afflicting blonde hair Ingestion of tetracycline making the hair fluoresce Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection of the nails Red Flushing and blushing of the face Ingestion of excessive amounts of tomatoes turning the skin red – lycopenia Telangiectasia of the nose and cheeks Yellow Ingestion of excessive amounts of carrots turning the skin yellow – carotenemia.